Individual Notes

Note for:   Willem Kapteyn,   10 OCT 1857 - 21 SEP 1913         Index

Occupation:   Pastor


Individual Notes

Note for:   Pieter Willemsz Kapteyn,    -          Index

Individual Note:
      BIOGRAPHY: Granddaughter Aukje Binnema-Kapteyn would tell about him: Pieter
Kapteyn was a farmer in the Zuidplaspolder near Waddinxveen and the story goes
that he had long arms, so that at harvest time he could cover more land with the
scythe than his co-labourors.
Pieter W. Kapteyn lost his first wife and children probably before 1852. He
then quite farming in order to study for the ministry. Pieter Rupke, his
brother-in-law, took over the farm. Pieter Kapteyn had his theological training
at the small theological school at Hoogeveen (Drenthe) under Reverend Wolter
Kok, and was probably one of the last students to graduate from there.
In December 1854, the same year the church of Gees was established, the
Theological school in Kampen was opened. After 2 years of study in Hoogeveen,
the question of whether or not to stay in Hoogeveen or continue his studies at
Kampen came up. But his teacher at Hoogeveen told him, "Kapteyn, you can go
into a congregation."
Pieter Kapteyn recieved and accepted the call to Gees in Drenthe on a salary of
200 Guilders plus 'Turf' (peat moss fuel) and potatoes. He served there from 11
Mar 1855 until 16 Nov 1858 when he went to Putten. From there to Sleeuwijk in
1861, Leerdam 1868, Pernis 1870, Amstelveen 1873, Emeritus in 1898, and died in
1903.
On 6 Oct 1946, when I, Jacob Binnema was a student, I went with my fiancee Hilda
to Gees to preach in the Gereformeerde Kerk. I said to Hilda: "My
great-grandfather was the first minister here." Hilda responded, "My great
grandfather was a minister here, too" Reverend Pieter Kapteyn was the first
minister in the Christian Afgescheiden Gemeente in Gees which was organized in
1854. Reverend Hendrik Van Hoogen served there from 1865-1867.
We (Jacob and Hilda) saw the old church building in Gees which is now a barn
with gothic windows and still shows the place where the collection bags had been
hanging and where the pulpit had been. We also saw the old parsonage and
imagined how our relatives had once lived there.
The name of the first wife of Pieter Kapteyn is unknown to us. He married for
the second time on 25 May 1855 to a widow, Wichertje Jansd Koning, who was born
5 Nov 1826 in Gees, and died 10 Dec 1896 in Brussels, Belgium. She was buried
in Amstelveen.
The story goes that while the couple was living in Amstelveen, on market day the
beggars on the way to Amsterdam would pass by the parsonage for a hand out.
Mrs. Kapteyn would not open the door, but she would let a half-penny piece slide
through a slit in the door for each of the many beggars that came by.



Individual Notes

Note for:   Arije Paulusz Cappeteyn,    -          Index

Individual Note:
      MARRIAGE: This marriage was witnessed by Jan Arijense and Emmigje Arijns



Individual Notes

Note for:   Paulus Cornelisse Cappeteyn,    -          Index

Occupation:   Boer


Individual Notes

Note for:   Albert Robert Holkema,    -          Index

Event:   
     Type:   Divorced
     Place:   28 jun 2000 florida en remarried 2001


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Note for:   Pijtter Haijes,    -          Index

Occupation:   Graandrager


Individual Notes

Note for:   Antje Holkema,   9 APR 1903 - 28 APR 1989         Index

Emigration:   
     Place:   In 1921 geemigreerd naar de USA


Individual Notes

Note for:   Tietje Holkema,   1911 -          Index

Emigration:   
     Place:   In 1921 geemigreerd naar de USA